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Performing Arts- Technical Theatre, Assistant Professor
Saint Francis University

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2020
Title Performing Arts- Technical Theatre, Assistant Professor
University Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA, United States
Department Center for Fine Arts
Application Deadline Dec. 11, 2020
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Performance Studies
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design
    Art - General
    Fine Arts - General

Assistant Professor, Performing Arts-Technical Theatre

Search Status: Application material received by December 11 will receive primary consideration

Saint Francis University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in Performing Arts- Technical Theatre for The Center for Fine Arts in the School of STEAM starting Fall of 2021.

This position is responsible for teaching traditional undergraduate courses in technical theatre, including but not limited to: history, theory, criticism, acting, design, or technical theatre. The successful candidate would be responsible for curriculum/program development and implementation; advising students, providing scenic, lighting, sound, or costume designs or mentoring student designers for theatre, dance and other presentations as needed; engage in outreach and recruitment activities; direct at least one production a semester.

MA or MFA in Theatre required, PhD in Theatre preferred. Minimum of two years successfully teaching in the discipline required, two years teaching at the college level preferred. Graduate level coursework in scenic design and construction, lighting design, sound design, makeup design for theatre preferred. Experience working as a designer and/or technical director in theatre a plus. Knowledge of and ability to teach current and emerging entertainment technologies such as LED technologies, moving light and intelligent light operations. Experience leading a production team. Experience teaching and working with online educational platforms (ie. Canvas Learning System). Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others is a must. Willingness to serve on School of STEAM and University Committees is required. Ability to work with all individuals of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with disabilities.

To apply, please fill out an online application and submit: (i) a cover letter, (ii) C.V., (iii) statement of teaching philosophy, (iv) sample of design work, (v) unofficial transcripts, and (vi) names and contact information for three professional references to:

  • Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Search Committee
    Human Resources
    Saint Francis University
    PO Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940
  • 8144723264


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